Toshiba Unveils High-Performance Qosmio X500 Multimedia Laptop

With Cutting-Edge Processing Power From Intel and NVIDIA, Plus Windows 7, Enthusiast-Class Qosmio X500 Laptop Delivers Advanced Mobile Performance for Demanding Hi-Def Multimedia Tasks

SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 23, 2009Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled the Qosmio® X500 Series, an enthusiast-class line of performance laptops geared for high definition multimedia and gaming. Featuring a striking design on the outside and packed with premium technologies and features on the inside, the Qosmio X500 Series offers hardcore gamers and digital content creators a portable, well-equipped “pro-class” laptop.

Qosmio X500 Series laptops feature the new Intel® Core™ i7 processor1, delivering four cores of intelligent processing power, Windows® 7 and Intel’s® Turbo Boost Technology, which automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it is operating below power, current and temperature specification limits. The laptops also offer ultra-fast DDR3 system memory, dual hard-drive configurations, as well as NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250M graphics with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory2. Together, this pairing of high-performance technologies allow consumers to rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates or create hi-definition video and audio faster and more efficiently with smooth rendering and encoding.

For hi-def lovers, select models of the Qosmio X500 Series laptops will be available with an integrated Blu-ray® drive, so movie fanatics can enjoy their favorite movies right from the laptop’s stunning, high-definition 18.4-inch diagonal widescreen display. A premium sound system featuring built-in harman/kardon® speakers and Dolby® Home Theater audio and an integrated HDMI-CEC port amplifies the entertainment experience, while adding the flexibility to extend the laptop’s playback capabilities to HDTVs and home theaters.

Sporting a new premium design, the Qosmio X500 Series features Toshiba’s striking Fusion™ Finish in Omega Black with stylish red chrome accents and a comfortable full keyboard with LED Backlighting and numeric 10-key pad. An intuitive touchpad with multi-touch control, enables greater flexibility to browse and control what’s happening on-screen with gesture-commands, such as two-finger pinch, swipe, rotate and scroll.

“Gaming and high-definition content creation continue to drive high-performance PC demand and Toshiba is extremely committed to serving those markets,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “This line combines premium design users crave with the highest quality of Toshiba engineering to offer one of the best audio-visual experiences currently available on a laptop, at prices attainable for those who need it.”

The Qosmio X500 Series will be on display today at the Intel Developer Forum, taking place in San Francisco on September 23, 2009.

Pricing and Availability

Detailed specifications and pricing for the Qosmio X500 Series will be available on October 13, 2009 at laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/Qosmio/X500.

The Qosmio X500 Series will be available on October 22, 2009 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products. These products span from information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; as well as power systems including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 730 companies, with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$67 billion. For more information on Toshiba visit toshiba.com.

© 2009 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.


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